Hong Kong: Stocks climb more than 2%
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished on a healthy note Tuesday, boosted by hopes for upcoming China-US trade talks and optimism that lawmakers in Washington will eventually push though a new stimulus package. Read more at The Business Times.
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished on a healthy note Tuesday, boosted by hopes for upcoming China-US trade talks and optimism that lawmakers in Washington will eventually push though a new stimulus package.The Hang Seng Index rose 2.11 per cent, or 513.25 points, to 24,890.68.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 1.15 per cent, or 38.96 points, to 3,340.29, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange retreated 1.49 per cent, or 33.97 points, to 2,243.45.AFPBT is now on Telegram! Read more: The Business Times »
Triad Trails: Former secret society members lead tour on Chinatown’s seedy past
SINGAPORE — Pointing to a row of shophouses along Pagoda Street leading up to Chinatown MRT Station, a heavily-tattooed man tells the group behind him that the shops used to be opium dens in the 19th century.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide[HONG KONG] Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested over suspected collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law, his top aide said on Twitter, in what is the highest-profile arrest yet under the legislation. Read more at The Business Times.
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under security law: AideHONG KONG (AFP) - Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media mogul and one of the city's most prominent pro-democracy figures, was arrested on Monday (Aug 10) under Beijing's new national security law, a close aide and a police source said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Britain urges Hong Kong government to reinstate candidates, hold electionsLONDON (REUTERS) - Britain called on the Hong Kong government on Sunday (Aug 9) to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative council elections as soon as possible, in a joint statement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hong Kong media giant soars 344% as Lai arrest spurs activistsShares in a Hong Kong media group critical of Beijing soared more than 300 percent on Monday as democracy activists hit social media urging ...
Hong Kong reports 69 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions stay highHONG KONG: Hong Kong reported 69 new coronavirus cases on Monday (Aug 10), of which 67 were locally transmitted, as authorities battled to contain ...
Hong Kong bankers move to suspend accounts after US sanctionsHONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Banks operating in Hong Kong are stepping up scrutiny of their customers and at least one US bank is moving to suspend accounts to avoid running afoul of US sanctions slapped on city officials, putting them at risk of violating the controversial security law imposed by China.. Read more at straitstimes.com.